Three Buffalo men are being held on first-degree robbery,kidnapping and other charges for allegedly stealing a Peace Street man’s diamond earrings, his expensive cell phone and $170 in cash and briefly kidnapping him when police cars began to arrive at the holdup site about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Earl Stone, 21, of Amherst Street; Brandon D. Close, 20, of Stanton Street; and Ted E. Anderson, 21, of Earl Place, are being held on first-degree robbery, second-degree kidnapping, weapons and drug charges. Close and Anderson were arrested on Peace Street by Police Offices Marcus Fears and James Whitaker.
Stone allegedly put their robbery victim in a getaway car, crashed into another vehicle on Peace and was ultimately caught by Officer Patrick Baggott in the 600 block of East Ferry about 2½ hours after the robbery.
Stone separately is charged with reckless endangerment for his escape attempt.
Close is separately charged with criminal possession of the property stolen from the victim and criminal trespass and harassment charges for allegedly leading the suspects to the victim.
Anderson is separately charged with obstructing governmental administration for having to force the arresting officers to force him to stand against a wall to be frisked after he repeatedly refused their requests after his arrest on Peace Street.